Check out this video we produced for the amazing Oryana Natural Foods Market to celebrate their 40th anniversary!
The Fair Trade Chronicles is a web-series and journal, of a 1000-mile journey to visit the coffee farmers in Central America. Stone Hut Studios produced this web series during the journey, and the footage will be greatly expanded into the feature length documentary, Connected By Coffee, to be released in the fall of 2013.
Stone Hut Studios created this video for The Pop Nation – A gourmet, vegan, gluten-free, locally sourced Popsicle company in San Francisco – to use for a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a commercial kitchen. They successfully raised $50,000 take their business to the next level!
The SAIL Champion Program is a therapeutic sailing program created by Mental Wellness Counseling and Maritime Heritage Alliance. The program combines traditional sailing skills with therapy to teach leadership, responsibility, and self-awareness in youth at-risk in Northern Michigan. Find out more at www.sailchampion.org
Unity Vibration Kombucha’s mission is to produce the best artisan Kombucha Tea and Kombucha Beer products on the market made with the healthiest ingredients possible. It is our intention to: spread love, health, possibility, joy and bliss into our community and the world, to inspire others to spread their own unique gifts and creativity into their communities and beyond, and to help local farms and causes in the community and the world.
On September 26th, 2012, Emmy Award winning actress Kristen Johnston (Third Rock From the Sun, Ugly Betty, Sex and The City, currently starring on The Ex’s) visited the Traverse City Opera House to read from her book “Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster”. Hilarious and heartfelt, this gutsy new memoir catalogs the star’s recovery from a near fatal addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. For more information visit GutsTheBook.com
This event was hosted by Addiction Treatment Services, Traverse City’s leading non-profit provider of evidence-based care for those working to overcome addiction. To find out more, go to: AddictionTreatmentServices.org
A feature-length documentary about the daily struggles and joys of Palestinian olive farmers. When a group of American ultra-marathoners sets out to run 129 miles in 5 days across the West Bank they discover that in replanting uprooted olive trees they are planting hope and building cultural bridges.
Coming to Theaters Fall 2012. Visit www.ThePeopleAndTheOlive.com for more information.
Higher Grounds Trading Co. (highergroundstrading.com) works directly with small-scale coffee farming cooperatives around the world. With a commitment to sourcing high quality specialty organic beans, they go beyond normal fair trade and direct trade relationships with their partners in the field. In this video, Chris Treter, co-founder of Higher Grounds, introduces us to partner farmers at Maya Vinic and explains Higher Grounds’ commitment to just and sustainable business practices. Learn more at highergroundstrading.com
The People and the Olive is a seven part web series that followed the Run Across Palestine from Feb 2nd to Feb 11th, 2012. A group of runners ran 100+ miles in 5 days to raise funds and awareness for fair trade olive farmers in the West Bank. These videos were shot and edited as the event took place – a media marathon to complement the ultra-marathon.
Part 7 of 7 – The conclusion to the People and the Olive, the web-series of the Run Across Palestine. The runners are honored at Canaan Fair Trade, near Jenin in the West Bank where we learn about the importance of olives and fair trade farming principles to the people of Palestine.
Note: Part 3 is temporarily unavailable for viewing. Please check back soon.
See the entire series at “The People and the Olive” channel here: vimeo.com/channels/292633
To find out more information, or to donate olive trees to Palestinian farmers, visit runacrosspalestine.org
If you have been enchanted by Jerry Dennis’s earlier work on sailing the Great Lakes, canoeing, angling, and the natural wonders of water and sky—or you have not yet been lucky enough to enjoy his engaging prose—you will want to immerse yourself in his powerful and insightful new book on winter in Great Lakes country.
Grounded by a knee injury, Dennis learns to live at a slower pace while staying in houses ranging from a log cabin on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Peninsula to a $20-million mansion on the northern shore of Lake Michigan. Walking beaches and exploring nearby woods and villages, he muses on the nature of time, weather, waves, agates, books, words for snow and ice, our complex relationship with nature, and much more.
“Come for a journey; stay for an awakening. Jerry Dennis loves the Great Lakes, the swell of every wave, the curve of every rock. He wants you to love them too before our collective trashing of them wipes out all traces of their original character. Through his eyes, you will treasure the hidden secrets that reveal themselves only to those who linger and long. Elegant and sad at the same time, The Windward Shore is a love song for the Great Lakes and a gentle call to action to save them.”
—Maude Barlow, author of Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
For more information visit www.jerrydennis.net
Book trailer produced by Stone Hut Studios
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Moving time-lapses created using the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero motion-controlled dolly – www.dynamicperception.com
Creative Commons Photographs by
Kathleen Tyler Conklin
James Marvin Phelps
Shawndra and Simon